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Rediscover Concrete


06 February 2013
Location: Barrie - December 11, 2012
Hamilton - December 12, 2012
Kitchener/Waterloo - December 6, 2012
London - December 5, 2012
Mississauga - November 20, 2012
North Bay - November 14, 2012
Ottawa - October 25, 2012
Pickering - October 25, 2012
Sudbury - November 15 2012
Thunder Bay - November 13, 2012
Toronto - November 20, 2012
Windsor - December 4, 2012

Provider: The Cement Association of Canada

As buildings are one of the primary sources of energy consumption and emissions today, architects can play a transformative role in addressing climate change by designing buildings that operate with far less energy. From a business perspective, these approaches can also improve the bottom line for building owners by lowering operating costs.
Well-known for its durability, resiliency, versatility, and energy efficiency, concrete can contribute to reducing a building’s global warming potential by up to 70% when coupled with smart energy strategies.
This seminar will discuss advances in concrete’s contribution to energy efficiency and sustainability. Specifically, it will explore the potential for reducing energy use and GHGs from buildings by utilizing concrete’s thermal mass in conjunction with innovative yet proven energy reduction strategies; concrete’s performance in lifecycle assessment studies; and real-life examples of energy savings achieved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Concrete’s remarkable ability to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions from buildings by utilizing its thermal mass
  • Life cycle methodologies that consider all phases of a building’s life cycle — from pre-use to decommissioning — to provide a true perspective of the total cost of ownership and cumulative environmental impact
  • Concrete’s performance in a Life Cycle Assessment Study conducted by MIT
  • Innovative yet proven strategies and practices for achieving significant energy reductions in buildings, as evidenced in a number of case studies where the pairing of concrete’s thermal mass with integrated energy systems resulted in energy reductions of up to 70%
  • Concrete’s broader contributions to sustainable communities
  • How the Canadian cement and concrete industries’ innovations and strategies are leading to increased sustainability and a reduction of our carbon footprint

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and light breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 Seminar

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